Generocity Features Sneak Peek of ‘An Immigrant Alphabet’

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‘We all had to leave something’ — A peek at Al-Bustan’s photo project on immigrant youth

July 11, 2017 | Generocity | Albert Hong

Generocity reporter Albert Hong attended a recent workshop with Wendy Ewald and Northeast High School students planning for ‘An Immigrant Alphabet’ — a public art installation that will be displayed in Center City Philadelphia.  After observing the meeting Albert spoke with two of the students from Northeast High School:

…One of those words is “trust,” something that Rushana Nasmova, 20, was reluctant to do when she and her mother emigrated from Tajikistan to the U.S., after having experienced many struggles already. It’s why the corresponding photo for that word depicts a blindfolded student, and that’s something Nasmova hopes will help people to relate a bit closer to the entire immigrant and refugee experience.

“It is important because we are trying to understand the message behind this word,” said Nasmova, a recent Northeast High School graduate.

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